The Masterpieces in Silver series was produced from 1988 to 2011 by the Royal Australian Mint. This long running coin series was dedicated to Australian themes and events that have shaped Australia as a nation - Flying through time Aviation
The 2008 - 2010 Masterpieces in Silver - Proof sterling six coin set celebrates the proud history and significant contribution to the origins and development of Australian aviation. This set was produced over three years: Two coins per year in 2008, 2009 and 2010
- The first release in 2008 honoured two diverse Australian passenger aircraft: The oldest aircraft, the Avro 504K to the newest aircraft–the Airbus A380.
- The Second release in 2009 honoured two memorable aircraft: the De Havilland DH 86 used to initially fly the mail route from Darwin to Singapore and the Constellation L749 which flew the famous Kangaroo Route from Sydney to London.
- The third and final release for this set in 2010 continued the celebration of aeroplanes throughout Australia’s aviation history, the Boeing 747 and the S.25 Sandringham
The Masterpieces in Silver Six coin case is limited to only 3000 sets